Zach Collaros ($11,300): Collaros has now posted three straight games with less than 20 fantasy points, which isn’t great considering he’s going up against the best team in the CFL in Calgary this week, but I still like his upside here. The Calgary-Hamilton game has the highest point total on the board this week and with Collaros and Hamilton being at home and in desperate need of another win to stay in a playoff spot, I expect he’ll go down firing at the very least. The Stamps have been great this year but they have allowed a few big games to QBs fantasy wise, and I think you’ll see another here from Collaros. Hamilton is super thin at RB at the moment and that should mean plenty of upside for their QB.
Matt Nichols ($7,000): Nichols is again priced well below other starting QBs on DraftKings. He’s now posted four straight games of 20 or more fantasy points on DraftKings and will once again lead the Bombers offense against an Eskimo defense who let Saskatchewan walk all over them two weeks ago. The Winnipeg-Edmonton game has a nice expected game total of 54. At $7,000, I think he’s worth getting exposure to and is easily my top pure value this week.
Terrence Toliver ($8,900): Luke Tasker is banged up, and that might leave Tolliver as the main weapon for Hamilton at WR this week. Tolliver has posted 380 yards receiving and four TDs in his last four starts, and that includes a really slow week in his last game versus Montreal. I expect Hamilton will lean on him heavily here versus Calgary with or without Tasker, and his upside is as good as anyone this week at WR. Watch the injury news here, but Tolliver’s recent play makes him a good choice regardless of which of his teammates suit up in my opinion.
Brad Sinopoli ($6,000): Sinopoli and the Ottawa pass game has been a bit up and down all season, but it looks like the reliable possession receiver is again starting to pick up usage in the Ottawa offense. Sinopoli has now caught 20 passes over his last three games, and at only $6,000 represents some good value in an Ottawa offense which loves to pass the ball. This is another game which has shootout potential this week, and Sinopli is a cheap way to get exposure to the Ottawa offense.
Ryan Smith ($5,900): I like targeting the Winnipeg offense in general this week, and for me, Ryan Smith seems like the best value on the board in terms of the Bomber receivers. Smith is just returning back from injury but should be up to speed this week. In his second game back versus Calgary he nearly went for 100 yards. I’m looking to take advantage of his reduced price here against the Eskimos who have allowed some massive games by opposing WR-QB combos this season.
Brandon Whitaker ($6,900): Whitaker is currently second in the league in rushing and has been one of the most consistent RBs all season. With Ricky Ray out he’s actually become a more integral part of the passing offense and has caught 18 balls over his last four games, including a nine catch performance in his last start. His price makes him the most affordable of all the big backs this week, and with a close game projected between Toronto and Montreal his usage shouldn’t be an issue.
Tim Flanders ($6,000): Flanders has taken over for the injured Andrew Harris and done a fantastic job in doing so by posting back-to-back games with at least 26 fantasy points. The Bombers are committed to using the RB in their offense, so if Harris sits, he’ll again be in a great spot for a big game and comes with a very affordable price-tag compared to the other main carry RBs. Watch the news on Harris this week, but if he sits, make sure you consider Flanders for a lineup or two as he’s got great upside in a game where the Bombers are projected to put up over 29 points.
Toronto Argonauts ($5,000): Toronto by all rights is not a great team, but they have flashed some potential at times, and this week they’ll take on arguably the worst offense in the entire league in Montreal. Montreal is last in passing yards from scrimmage and third to last in run yards, and while the Argos have been extremely hit or miss as a defensive unit this year, I think this is a decent spot to target them.
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